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Comments about the soundtrack for Titanic (James Horner)

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Re: How long did it take Horner
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• Posted by: Amuro
• Date: Monday, April 14, 2003, at 7:25 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: How long did it take Horner (Danijel)

> No, I'm not saying you're lying, I'm just saying that it's utterly
> impossible and that it's mistaken information. I've read about three or
> four interviews with Horner on the internet where he is talking about his
> work on Titanic and explains the process of months and months of creative
> work. He talks about how "Southampton" was the very first cue he
> wrote, than how he developed the main love theme, then how he first wanted
> the end titles of the movie to be typical "end titles" and how
> he then changed his mind and decided that it should be a song, then how he
> secretly met with the crew who he wanted to make a demo of the song with,
> then how he, through months of work, met with Cameron every second day and
> etc. You can look up for it and see for yourself, there are many
> interviews with him on the subject of Titanic, and I've read them all.
> What "10 days" meant is only "to write and develop all the
> themes". Yes, that may have taken 10 days. But the very process of
> "writing" took months. I don't know if you've ever witnessed an
> orchestrator working, or if you've ever at least talked to one about the
> process of scoring. Every single one of them will tell you the same:
> Saying that a human being can score a three hour movie epic in 10 days is
> like saying that you can come to L.A. from New York in one day by running.
> But, than again, maybe Horner is not a human being. The way his music
> sounds, to me personally, I could assume that he is not.
Finally someone else who thinks that Horner is a God. He is, judging by this score and every other score i have heard. I am constantly made fun of for listining to this music but with music like this don't care.

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